Genetics is not the only contributing factor to healthy and beautiful skin. As the largest external organ of our body, there are various things we can do to help with the health of our skin and keep us looking our best.
#1 Know the facts about fats
To give a boost to skin health, there are some good fats that you should include in your diet. Healthy, unsaturated fats and omega-3 fats are located in foods like avocados, seeds, raw nuts, and oily fish like salmon. These good fats can help to reduce inflammation and boost skin elasticity and your natural glow.
You want to make sure you steer clear of any saturated and trans fats that lurk in items like butter, fried foods, chips, chocolate, full-fat dairy, and fatty and processed meats like salami. These fats promote the onset of acne, enlarged pores, and cellulite due to the build-up of excess oils under the skin.
For cooking inspiration, check out some of these tasty, healthy salmon recipes we found online at BBC Good Food.
#2 Use sunscreen lotion
A good quality sunscreen lotion is essential in your arsenal against unhealthy skin. Lotions are a lighter alternative to sunscreens and are better for use on your face.
#3 Increase your water intake
Consuming six to eight cups of water every day will help prevent your skin from becoming dehydrated, which in turn can make your skin look tired and dull. If you need a break from plain water, you might find a cup of fresh, herbal tea as a nice alternative. Bondi Beach Tea Co. herbal teas can be enjoyed hot or cold, so make great choices year-round
#4 Enjoy healthy wholegrain foods, fruits and vegetables
Wholegrains, fruits and vegetables are packed with fibre which is an important property for ridding your body of toxic substances and nasties. Fruits and vegetables are an abundant source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and should be included in your diet daily.
#5 Drink two to three cups of tea each day
As a very generous source of antioxidants, green tea especially has one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants and provides the most benefits for your health. Make sure you opt for natural herbal detox teas such as the teas we have available at Bondi Beach Tea Co.
#6 Get plenty of quality sleep
Sleep is vital for your health and wellbeing, and you should aim for seven to eight hours of sleep each night. This will help you to look and feel refreshed. If you are having trouble catching your zzzz’s, check out our blog on some natural treatments for sleep deprivation that you might find helpful.
#7 Quit smoking
Tobacco smoke increases the level of free radicals in your body, which are cell-damaging, as well as being extremely bad for your insides.
#8 Stress less
Stress actually leaves an impression on your skin (ever feel yourself frowning when you are stressed?). Frown lines, wrinkles, and the dreaded crow’s feet are all made worse from our daily stressors. If you need some help with combating stress or anxiety, we addressed the topic in a previous blog that might be helpful for you – effective, drug-free treatments for anxiety.
Beautiful skin comes naturally to some people, but for others, we need to work on it. These simple methods above could have you well on your way to joining the skin beauties in no time!
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